Category Chili Dogs

Charlie Joseph’s – LaGrange, GA

Heading down to the Middle East (of Alabama), we were rolling down I-85 and realized that we were running out of choices, rapidly, for lunch (if we wanted to eat soon) when I remembered seeing a sign about chili dogs last time we went to Pine Mountain.  Nearing 185, I saw the sign for Charlie […]

Chris’ Hot Dogs – Montgomery, AL

I hadn’t heard about Chris’ Hot Dogs until we got to Montgomery.  I was telling someone about the glorious pulley bone at Martin’s, when they asked “Have you been to Chris’?”  A quick search found out that they were a Montgomery institution that I’d never heard of – open since 1917. The next afternoon for […]

Zesto’s of West Columbia – West Columbia, SC

After our visit to Bernie’s and the comments I received, I knew that the next time I was in Columbia, I’d have to try Zesto of West Columbia.  With a business meeting in Columbia in the morning, we stopped at Zesto on the way back to Atlanta.  Originally part of a national chain, dating back […]

Short Leash Dogs: Sit… Stay – Phoenix, AZ

One of my guides for food in Phoenix on this trip, was this article from Thrillist.com – the 12 Essential Restaurants in Phoenix.  And it led me to a hot dog place, which arose from a food truck, for lunch – Short Leash Dogs.  The tag line is “Become a Naan Believer”.  I love a good […]

Pop’s Dawg House – Dallas, GA

Here’s an admonition about the power of suggestion…. Several months back we were driving up to Cartersville to meet someone for dinner and we passed by this place in the dark and I thought “Hmmm.  I didn’t know there was a barbecue place there”, and made a mental note.  Tonight, when we were looking for […]

Lucky Dog – Suwanee, GA

I remember several months ago when I read Marie Let’s Eat’s paean to the Vienna hotdog, I thought that I ought to try one of those.  As I was lone wolfing for lunch today, and looking for something quick and close to the office, I remembered seeing Lucky Dog when I was heading up Buford […]

The Varsity – Atlanta, GA

I can’t believe that I’ve never said a word about the Varsity.  Perhaps because I’ve eaten there for at least forty-five years, I assumed that, at some point in this adventure, I had.  It’s been part of the backdrop of my life:  We ate there before Braves’ games while Hank Aaron was chasing Babe Ruth’s […]